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Sep 27, 2012 2:30pm PDT
energy companies to seek a low-cost solution for storing nuclear waste, ignoring other options that might have been more effective. the chancellor denies these allegations that go all the way back to the 1990's when she was serving as environment minister, but the allegations are quite serious. if they were to be proven, it would have big political implications for the chancellor. the chancellor, however, is taking this in a pretty relaxed mood. both she and her aides are looking very confident in this, and analysts think that she will come out unscathed. >> she does look pretty confident, but how does nuclear storage fit in with germany's new energy strategy? >> the fact is germany does not have a permanent waste disposal site for its nuclear waste, so the waste just keeps piling up. the country is exploring different possibilities, but they do not have one yet. every time another nuclear waste transport rolls into the temporary facility, there are massive protests. until a permanent site is found and that search goes on, the controversy will continue. >> thank you very much for that. >>
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
'll focus first on rebuilding ties with the u.s. abe has also criticized noda's energy policy, he said abolishing all nuclear plants is not the protocol and would hurt industry. he also said monetary easing is needed in order to overcome deflation and a stronger yen. >> here in japan we have the new party, japan restoration party, being called the third poll of japanese politics. it's become very popular. how does abe view them? >> he's focusing on the every move of the new party carefully. many japanese voters have known party leader toru hashimoto for quite a while. he's the mayor of osaka. he has often commented on tv. he's a populist and a nationalist. the polls suggest that his party will win more seats than the ruling dpj in the next general election. his party could be a strong rival for the ldp. but no party is expected to win a majority alone. so the new ldp leader abe may need to form a coalition with hashimoto's japan restoration party. >> we know the election is looming, although we don't know when. what happens next? >> abe will have to put the process in motion and he'll
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